Paulo Rodrigues

Paulo Rodrigues

Formal First Name

Paulo Rodrigues is Chief Executive Officer of Public Mint, the first fiat-native blockchain settlement later for programmable money. Prior to joining Public Mint, he was CEO of a blockchain R&D center, global blockchain business developer and Head of a SWIFT service bureau at a clearinghouse and payment processor. Paulo is a seasoned payments professional with over 20 years of experience in the wholesale and retail payments industry. He has a wide range of expertise in different areas as well as valuable insights regarding the financial industry and payment infrastructures. Additionally, Paulo is a Blockchain Community Expert at Portugal Fintech, a fintech-centric network rising the potential of the Portuguese scenario as a fintech venture hub.


  • Paulo has more than a decade of experience in strategy and sales, management and product development.

  • He was CEO of IntellectualEU's Portuguese Offices and Global Blockchain Business Development Manager.

  • He was  Head of the Portuguese SWIFT Service Bureau, Strategist and Product Analyst and Head of the Portuguese DLT Banking WG.

  • He led Swift's operations service bureau technical support and business processes outsourcing for payment instruments operations.



  • Member, Hyperledger Speakers Bureau

  • Blockchain Community Expert, Portugal Fintech

  • Member, SWIFT e-Invoicing and Adhoc Group

  • Portuguese Association of Okinawan Go-ju Ryu Karate-Do



  • Paulo is frequently present in several international forums and working groups regarding payments, e-identity and blockchain.

  • He has also appeared as a guest on Real Vision.